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Date Posted: Saturday, December 02, 01:12:04pm

American stage and film actor. He was a leading Broadway
theatre performer and a star of the silent film era. ...

Harrison Ford
(March 16, 1884 December 2, 1957)

Career ...

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Ford began his acting career on the stage. He made his Broadway debut in 1904 in Richard Harding Davis's Ranson's Folly. He went on to appear in productions of William C. deMille's Strongheart; Glorious Betsy by Rida Johnson Young (the production lasted only 24 performances but the play was later adapted for an Oscar-nominated film of the same name); Bayard Veiller's The Fight (which quickly closed); Edgar Wallace's The Switchboard; Edward Locke's The Bubble; and Edgar Selwyn's Rolling Stones.

Ford turned to film beginning in 1915 and moved to Hollywood. He became a leading man opposite stars such as Constance Talmadge, Norma Talmadge, Marie Prevost, Marion Davies, Marguerite De La Motte and Clara Bow. Ford's film career ended with the advent of talkies. His final film, and only talkie, Love in High Gear, was released in 1932. He returned to acting in the theatre, and also directed productions at the Little Theater of the Verdugos in Glendale, California. During World War II, he toured with the United Service Organizations (USO).

Personal life ...
Ford married New York stage actress Beatrice Prentice on March 29, 1909. Sadly, on September 13, 1951 he was struck by a car while out walking. He never recovered from the severe injuries received and spent the rest of his life at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, and died there on December 2, 1957 at the age of 73.

He was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale. ...

...For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Harrison Ford has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the
Musso & Frank Grill at 6665 Hollywood Blvd. Ford has no known relation to the later film actor of the same name.

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His widow, Beatrice Prentice, died on May 30, 1977, just 5 days after the release of "Star Wars" which starred another Harrison Ford. (NT).Saturday, December 02, 01:13:04pm
Harrison Ford & Beatrice PrenticeRay MullinsTuesday, March 06, 11:57:40am

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